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Morning all you spring chicks. It is so beautiful here I sat on the deck in my robe reading before breakfast.
Now, to get the dogs down the road before I go bowling.
My back is still hurting but is much better and I was able to bowl yesterday without much pain. Yeah!

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Good morninng. I am going to try to get out and wlak today. I relly need to stop eating candy and maybe that will help me lose the weight

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Good Morning All, Another beautiful day here and yes, I will be out in the garden for a couple of smaller mulch jobs before I shower and move on in my day and go to yoga tonight. Gardening is my therapy. All that company this month did not come without baggage, family visits rarely do, and I'm not talking about suitcases. Lots of sadness, no control. So, gardening it is.
Blogged about my (Sugar's) gardening yesterday. Thank you for the kind responses. I'll do a follow up on the double mulching in a few days as there was interest expressed there. It is a good technique. Early years here I tried plastic, then landscape fabric; both gradually deteriorate but NEVER disappear. I'm still pulling out pieces from 30 years ago. This method is much better.
Life is good, but not always easy. Be well--that's key!

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Caz, that's great news for Vicki!

Yesterday afternoon I had the worst swim ever. It was a confidence-buster for Saturday's triathlon. I know it was one bad swim. But it's so close to the event, it just really took a lot of wind out of my sails. Ugghh. Oh well. I've got to keep saying, "It's just one bad swim, one bad swim. That's all, shake it off!" Tonight I'm going for a bike ride after work. Tomorrow evening I'll try the swim again.

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10K: 58:10
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April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
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Hi Everybody!
Joy, You are so ambitious in your gardening! But I understand that if you have an idea in your
head about how things should look, it can be very motivating to make it happen.
Today I have my volunteer work on tap. It feels so good to do something to give back.
Have a great day!

Marilyn

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"You are much stronger than you think you are!"
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Morning Guys
Vicki got the all clear on anaemia yesterday just waiting on some minor biopsy results.
Thank you all for your kind messages, much appreciated.
Lovely day here, core workout and a lovely invigorating walk along the beach honing in on the sound of the waves and the warmth of the sun...........ah bliss emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Happy hum day, hope you all have a splendid day emoticon

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
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emoticon CAT, I really love gardening and it keeps me away from the kitchen. On the other hand, I wouldn't want you to see the inside of my house most of the time. This week it looks pretty good; still holiday clean. :)

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Finally checking in again after a sometimes busy/sometimes lazy weekend -- meaning when I didn't HAVE to be doing something, I did nothing at all.... And of course could not resist the Easter candy and ate too much of it. It was a nice weekend, though, and went too quickly. Back on track but need to stick with it now and get rid of the holiday pounds and talk myself into getting out of the chair and into my walking shoes!


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Morning all. Glad to hear you are all pretty cheery today.
Caz, I hope Jackie gets well soon.
Marilyn, sometimes it takes saying something out loud or writing it down to really come through our brains.
Joy, you tire me out!
Everyone, have a stellar day.
Oh, my back is much better today.

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Good morning! I love Earth Day. I remember the first one in 1970. I was in 6th grade. I wrote a poem, and it was the only one placed on the bulletin board in the school lobby. I've still got that poem somewhere in my drawers full of "old stuff."

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Good Morning All, It may rain here today too. I may take a tip from Patti and walk early, right now it's looking OK. Feeling so much better than I deserve this morning! I spent a little over 9 hours working in the big garden yesterday, weeding and double mulching (wet newspaper then dark mulch). I finished about 3/4 of it and ran out of mulch and daylight about the same time. Really expected to "pay the piper today" but I hooped (which always feels good after gardening) and took a hot soaking bath. The combo worked it's magic and today will be a good day. Too wet to be back in the garden; but I may go pick up more mulch. Plan was to take it easy today. This is the first time in years that I feel I have that big garden under control. :)
I did weigh this morning and I'm about 5# heavier than I like to be. No surprise, a month of company with too much food and too little activity takes it's toll. Yesterday was a good day. When I'm active I don't eat as much. Looking forward to having more "me" time for awhile. Eight of the past 10 days I've had too many calories and not enough activity. I know what needs to be done. Be well everyone!
Caz, prayers for Vicki.
CAT, I hope your back is mended soon!


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Hi Everybody!
Cat, Glad your back is a bit better.
Caz, I will certainly pray for Vickie and John. It is wonderful you can be there for them in their
time of need.

I am doing some of my 12 step writing today. You just triggered something in me that I was not
aware of until now. I was raised that it is not OK to ask for help. I am a very independent person, but there are definitely times when it works against me because there are definitely times a person needs to ask for help. I am going to work
on rewriting that idea because I realize on an intellectual level we all need other people, but I
have not learned how to believe it inside.

Happy Earth Day! So go hug a tree!

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Good morning everyone. Hope all is well. It is supposed to rain today so I may try to get out and wajk a bit before it does.

Patti
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Morning Guys
Joy yep! with you there, Love company but it can get a bit much.
Jeri I saw the Boston run on the news and was so happy people there are keeping so positve after such an atrocity. emoticon BOSTON!!
Patti, had a great Easter, hope you did too.
Marilyn the holiday park houses hundred of holiday homes for families and an entertainment arena. www.haven.com/parks/norfolk/hopton/
Cat glad you're a little easier.


Well today poor ole Vicki has another hospital visit and John has done his back in so although she's driving herself there for the appt we're going later to be with her for the results.
No way can John get in and out of his car and drive right now.
Keep her in your prayers please, she's having a procedure to detect anaemia; a tube is being inserted down her throat but she gags when even brushing her teeth so is dreading it. I think she's be "under" when they do it but she's anxious to say the least.
If she's anaemic it could mean they need to treat that first before they go ahead with a much needed operation.

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A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
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"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"



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Hi all.
Back is still hurting but somewhat better.
I did get in a longer walk today and stood in the kitchen for quite awhile cutting up my weekly salad.
Put on a pot of white beans with the ham bone from our Easter ham. It sounded good as it's been cooler here this week.


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Hi Everybody!
Caz, Good to hear they are reinforcing the sea walls. What is a holiday park? Is it a place to
to keep a camper to use during warmer weather?
Beautiful day here. I am getting out some of my spring clothes. I got a lovely Easter basket from DH, so I have to put it out of sight so I don't think of candy every time I pass thru the
living room. Need those clothes to still fit. Also taking a walk with a friend and watching the film Mandela.
Have a great Monday!

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Good morning everyone. Hope you had a great easter

Edited by: PATTI24 at: 4/21/2014 (09:47)
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Good morning!
Caz, have fun :-)
Joy, I know what you mean. It's good to have company, but sometimes you just need to get back to routine.

Today I'm tracking my Boston friends. I'm excited for them!!
And I'm cold. The temperature says 51, but my feet are freezing. I actually wore socks/houseshoes to work to keep my feet warm. I brought sandals for when it warms up later.

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Good Morning All, Taking it easy this morning, then today will be a yard day with yoga in the evening. Looking forward to getting back into routine; much busier now that spring is here. April has been consumed with both company and vacation. The company for long (4-5 day weekends) so the time in between was planning for the next round, doing the laundry, and keeping the house in order. Really enjoyed everyone but at the same time felt like "my life" was on hold. Throws my eating and activity out of wack too. I'm so ready to be out in the yard! My girls too! Have a wonderful week everyone!

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Hi everyone,
hope you're all in fine fettle and something good planned for today. I'm taking a walk, might go into Hopton where the holiday park is. You may remember we stayed there when viisting John and Vicki before we moved and while we were house hunting up here last summer.
The owner is paying for sea defences to protect the coastline and hence the park- it'll be interesting to see what's going on. . www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-2703
9669

We saw some huge barges out at sea during the week and had to think to make the connection that were carrying the boulders needed.

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
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"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"



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Morning all and Happy Easter to you.
No company but plan on a nice ham and spoon bread and green beans dinner.
Gray, foggy, and cool weather here this morning but I am hoping it didn't take away from the sunrise services in the area.
I had my own sunrise service when one of the cats decided he had to get us up and the dogs joined in...................
Enjoy your day.

Cat

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Happy Easter everyone.

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Good morning! I hope everyone is having a super happy Easter! I'm don't celebrate it myself, but I'm going to go watch my niece perform in a cantata at 10:30 this morning. It's a beautiful day for it! Sometime during the day I'm going to run 10 miles or so. Maybe more, maybe less. I've got lots and lots of stuff to do :-)

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Hi Everybody!

HAPPY EASTER!

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Good Morning All, Beautiful day here. Family and friends will be coming for Easter dinner today. So glad I have the yard in nice shape for us to be outside and enjoy it. Far from done, the clutter is cleared and it will be nice. My house has gotten small for these get togethers.
Caz, thanks for the visit to my gallery and nice comments. I cheated on the rose, it's a new planting. My regular roses are not in bloom yet; still recovering from a rough winter. Was expecting a magnolia to be in bloom by now; caught the squirrels eating the buds off just before they were ready to open! New problem, new shrub; I'm hoping as it matures it will be less appetizing.
Busy day, better get going. Happy Easter everyone!

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HI all
Patti some retail therapy perhaps??
Joy just seen your garden pics, you HAVE been busy, Looks amazing.
Anne emoticon on your PB!!
Cat I hope you're back is feeling better this morning.
Jeri that was a scary experience with the bikes, could have been a nasty accident.
Mariyln glad you had a good visit.

A quiet day here, depends on the weather as it''s forecast rain!

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
and fav quote
"You only live once...but if you live it right, once is enough"



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Hi Everybody!
Jeri, That must have been scary with the bike rack. It was good that the sheriff was the one
following up and helped you out.
Caz, Glad you are enjoying your new lawn. Sounds like it is shaping up nicely.
The weather is beautiful here. We went to visit my FIL today. A very nice visit. I think he is
mellowing out in his old age. We used to dread visiting. What a welcome change!
Have a great Easter!

Marilyn

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"You are much stronger than you think you are!"
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Checking in. I think I missed yesterday. I will have to go back and read. It's a beautiful weekend in Kentucky!!

Today I went to a run-through of the tri course (my first Sprint Tri next weekend), getting ready for next week. We didn't do the bike course, but we did run the 5K portion. It was cross country. I've run that course before. Today was fun, though, because we took two grandkids along. My husband is not doing the tri, but he wanted to ride. We took the grands specifically so we could go to the Legacy Trail after I was done. My grandson (8 yrs old) wanted to run with the tri people, too. So he did. But... back up to early morning. The tri is almost 50 miles away from home. We Had our two bikes strapped to the bike rack, and the kids' bikes were in the back of the Durango. We got to the place, and I was inside at the pool area, getting ready to learn. My husband and granddaughter were in the car, my grandson was with me. Soon the sheriff showed up. Our bike rack had fallen off the car -- bikes and all -- about a mile down the road. Thankfully, nobody was behind us, and the sheriff saw it happen. He picked it all up and took it to the sheriff's office. Then he came down to the rec center (he saw us head that direction), and he went inside looking for us. So my husband had to go back to the sheriff's department and retrieve the bikes, fix the rack, etc. Turns out the bolts had come loose. They were crappy bolts, and we knew when we bought the thing that the bolts were crappy. Anyway, we took care of it, and it was fine. He bought bigger bolts. Then after we got through the course, and did our run, we drove over to the Legacy Trail to get in a 20 mile ride. But before we could ride, my husband had to go back to a store to buy a tube for our grandson's tire. Ugghh... After the big scare, and a couple of shopping trips, and a little maintenance, we finally got on the trail. The kids were great. 20 miles is a long way to go. Melanie (10 yrs old) started complaining in mile 7. But she hung in there and complete all 20 miles. Marshall (8) had a great time!! All in all, super fun day :-)

She woke up one morning and threw away all her excuses...
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CURRENT PRs:
3K: 16:28
5K: 27:13
10K: 58:10
HM: 2:14:00
MAR: 5:54:00
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UPCOMING RACES:

April 26, 2014: Heart & Sole Triathlon
May 4, 2014: Flying Pig HM
June 14, 2014: Bourbon Derby Half Marathon
Oct 12, 2014: Iron Horse Half Marathon
Nov 1, 2014: Monumental Marathon
May 16, 2015: Horse Capital Marathon


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Windy day here. We went out for a bit today and found one garage sale with a few cheap items to our liking.
My back is still hurting and I am laying low and walking only flat areas.
Have a wonderful Easter.

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Good morning. Well I guess I am not going to the mall today. I will go tommorrow. It is supposed to be nice out all weekend.

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Hope everyone is having a good Easter so far. We are having a quite one as we visited family last week. I managed to get the grass cut yesterday but need to do the edges and borders yet. We fork our lawn 2-3 times a year and rake out the moss randomly. Not an educated gardener but maybe when we retire I will be able to devote more time to some theory. So much conflicting ideas I just go with what fits in for me. Did a 5k parkrun and a PB of 36.42 355th out of 402 but I am getting better this is only the 4th time. Helping out on the ward tomorrow so early shift 7.30-1pm girls are planning an Easter breakfast together so that will be nice.


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Good Morning All, Lawn guy finally made it yesterday and the yard is looking nice for Easter get together tomorrow. With temps in the mid 70's we'll be visiting and having dinner in the yard.
CAZ, my shady areas have moss. I've heard that lime helps but haven't tried it. I know the answer is to do a soil test and get recommendations to balance the PH but have not pursued it. It's on "the list". Great that Pete is taking an interest. For some reason, even competitive, guys tend to get "into" lawns. Not a bad arrangement, lawn for him, gardens for her. I hire the lawn so I have more time to work in the gardens.
Beautiful morning and all is well. Have a wonderful weekend everyone!
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Hi Guys
Patti hi there hun emoticon
Thanks for your thoughts on scarifying ladies. As a result I've looked up a Horticultural Society's advice and they recommend Spring and Autumn as a major task to rid the lawn of moss etc and regular aerating throughout the year to promote nutrient uptake!! Well I'm learning something new every day emoticon Our old lawn was an oval patch no longer than 10 foot and no wider than 8 foot and we weren't too bothered about it's condition. But now my garden here is my pride and joy and I want to get it in top condition. I think it's worth paying out for a scarifier, and we've just bought an inexpensive feed spreader to do the feed properly. Pete even did that for me yesterday.....first time he's shown interest in the garden emoticon

Seems I'm getting conflicting advice from seasoned gardeners and websites. All I know is the lawns are moss ridden at the mo and need some TLC so I'll try the feed and weed and aerating and leave it be a while, see how much it improves. I'm not after a golf course perfect finish but I want to improve on what I have!!

Have a good weekend all, I'm for for a multi gym workout then heading out to do some tidying up in the garden although it looks like rain emoticon

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4/18/14 4:57 P

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Hi all. Busy chore day here with repairs and cleaning.
Did something to my lower back this morning and it really hurts. I keep pushing through, though.
Caz, I understand that grass clippings are good for the soil and they keep moisture in so you don't need to water as frequently. De-thatching is usually only done here as Joy said. Too much of it will actually ruin your lawn. Sorry.
Have a great Friday night, Good Friday.

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Good Morning All, Off shopping soon for groceries as I'm having the family here for Easter dinner Sunday. Lots to do. But the weather has been beautiful and I'm having trouble staying inside. Did get the rest of my rosebushes pruned yesterday. First things first, :) .
CAZ- We call that dethatching; I didn't even know there were power ones available; just looked them up. I've never done it. But once a month seems excessive to me. One video I just watched said once every 3-4 years. I suspect it's somewhere in between. Now you have me thinking that my lawn could really use it! Smiles.
Lots to do today. Better get moving. Have a wonderful weekend everyone; Easter's coming!
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Good morning and TgiF

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Morning guys
Cat a scarifier is a machine much like a lawnmower in shape with teeth and blades that tease out the moss and dead rubbish from a lawn aerating it so the grass can become healthier.
Our neighbour said it should be done monthly for a really healthy looking lawn an so my DH is now convinced it's worth investing in one.
We both thought it was a twice a year job emoticon so we're scouring Ebay and the like for a bargain.


Have a great Easter everyone emoticon

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4/17/14 5:40 P

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Caz, what the heck is a scarifier?
A day of catch up around the house and a good walk.
Marilyn, I hope your convert is back in action.
Hope sitting around a jury room isn't too stressful for you Jeri. I can't imagine being that sedate after years of increased activity. One can only sit for so long and for so many days.....

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Good Morning All, Beautiful day here and lots to do. Easter is coming and we celebrate here with family and friends. I'm no where near ready; but will be.
CAZ what nice neighbors you have! There is always gardening to do so you will not lack a workout! I'm hoping my lawn guy will get here today. It will have to be baled if he doesn't get here soon. Running behind because his mower broke; he's bought a new one.
JERI, if I were in court I would want you on my jury! The word is out!
Enjoy your day everyone!

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Hi everyone
I hope today finds you all on good form and ready to face another day,
A neighbour has offered to scarify my remaining two lawns with his electric scarifier- saves my back but I guess I miss out on one heck of a workout!

He' coming at 10.30, then I can carry on gardening or go for a walk.

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Hi Everybody!
Nice sunny day here and the snow is melting. Took the convertible out of storage and jumped
the battery. Then I drove for awhile to charge it up. When I stopped for ice cream it would not
start up again. Thank goodness the battery is under warranty.
Hope everyone is experiencing some warmer weather by now.
Have a great day!

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Drizzle here but nice temp. Took the dogs for a 1/2 mile walk. That's a bit short of my daily 2.5-3.5 mile wlalks, but heading out to bowling soon.
Joy, at least you have an excuse for getting behind in your tasks. I have nothing but a list that is growing and no excuses!
Everyone, have a great day.

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Good afternoon. I took the day off to get my car inspected and to do other things. It is a little chilly out but not too bad.

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Good morning. I'm heading to jury duty in just a little bit. I get called more often than anyone I know.

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another beautiful day today, life is good!

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
"I know I'm going to die so my revenge is living well, Oh Lord...make me pure....but not yet!"
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I've had fun with the vacation and all the company but I seriously need to get back into routine. I am so far behind with everything and need to get moving to have things ready for a family Easter dinner! Then the food challenges should ease off and gardening time return. Life is good. Haircut in the morning, then color. All is well. Good Night.

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Hello!
My brother is in Naperville, Ill and he said it was snowing there this morning.
It's beautiful here. LOL!! ,,,,sorry.....
I HAVE to lose 10 lbs before I leave for Reno mid June to bowl in the National's again this year. How in the world can I get my head to work with my heart, stomach, belly, hips, and thighs???????
I know I can do this I just need to want it badly enough. I not LOL'ng now........

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Snow showers here, too, last night, but nothing that stuck to the ground. Quite cold today -- only 12 degrees when I walked to work and up to 28 now. Looking forward to getting my hair trimmed and highlighted after work today. I've been putting it off for too long, so am ready for the "sprucing up"!


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emoticon Yes, sitting here watching it snow this morning. Company leaves this afternoon. I'm ready to get back into routine. Enjoy your week everyone.

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Morning everyone. Ot os a rainy Tuesday here today.

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Morning all
weather forecast this week is for sun and plenty of it. Planning to get one of the 3 lawns scarified today and some general gardening and then a visit to the beach on Thursday before it's invaded by tourists for Easter. Seems funny that this time last year we were tourists!!!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

A line in a Robbie Williams song I try to live by.....
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Having a nice time with family; company is leaving tomorrow. Weather has been beautiful but snow is predicted by morning. I'm thinking it may be north of us; heads up Marilyn! :)

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I only did a tenth of what was on my list today. There's tomorrow..........
Bought a couple zero gravity chairs for the deck off Amazon that arrived today. One was busted and both were uncomfortable and cheaply made. Back in the box to return. Darn. I will buy locally now as we have sat in some here that are much better (and cost more).
My allergies are so bad - the worst in years. I take allergy medicine year round but now need to add a new nasal spray on the market that is fast acting.
Stay well all.

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Careful, Marilyn -- I put away my snowboots on Saturday and now they're predicting snow tonight and tomorrow. UGHHH! Busy week ahead for me!


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Hi Everybody!
Love the warm weather. I took a walk before the rain starts. I am going to put away some of the winter clothes.
Have a great Monday!

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Good morning everyone. Another Monday has arrived. Hope everyone has a good day today.

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